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Note: while there are many templates to choose from, we are going to continue this tutorial using the Novel template. Once you know how to format your novel, it is relatively easy to adapt these steps to non-fiction or other types of books.
A useful feature here is that you can also setup sub-folders within your front and back matter folders, one for ebooks and one for print books. This way you can have front and back matter that is specific to each format.
Note: the metadata is not the same as the Title Page of your book, which you should have setup in the initial manuscript. Instead, the metadata is what Scrivener uses along the headers or footers of your book.
No matter what you want to write, Scrivener makes it easier. Whether you're a planner, a seat-of-the-pants writer, or something in between,Scrivener provides tools for every stage ofthe writing process. Scrivener For Dummies walks you step-by-step through this popular writing software'sbest features. This friendly For Dummies guide starts with the basics, but evenexperienced scriveners will benefit from the helpful tips for getting more from their favouritewriting software.
When you format your book, you create a file. Most likely a DOCX or DOC from Word or an INDD from InDesign. This file may be a beautiful representation of your book. But it is not yet a Print-Ready file. In particular, your file format matters here. While software like InDesign and Word have print capabilities, the file they actually send to the printer (be it an at-home printer or a large scale book manufacturer) is a PDF. This means that printers universally print your book from a PDF.
When you format your book, you create a DOCX file from Word or an INDD file from InDesign. This file may be a beautiful representation of your book. But it is not yet a Print-Ready file. Your file format matters. While software like InDesign and Word have print capabilities, the file they actually send to the printer (be it an at-home printer or a large-scale book manufacturer) is always a PDF.
Color Space defines a set of colors and their organization. Importantly, you want to be sure your file uses the same color space our printers use, so the colors you see on your screen match the colors in the printed book.
A book file NEEDS to include bleeds if you have content (like images or background color) that extends to the edge of the page. A file that does not include that extra 0.125 in will still be printed with the bleed margin. The result can be pages with a thin white border.
I just received my first proof from Lulu. The title page is fine, on the first right hand side page, but for the rest of the book the page numbers appear near the gutter, in reverse order, i.e., odd numbers on the left page, even numbers on the right page. The PDF I uploaded, when viewed 2-up in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro (Mac), shows the title page at the beginning of the book on the left side, facing a blank page on the right. From then on, the rest of the book is fine, on my monitor, but printed reversed in the hard copy Lulu proof.
The page layout will need to be updated in your file, which means fixing the file you supply to Lulu and revising your book to upload that corrected file. To ensure your pages chapters start on the right-side page, make sure those chapter start pages are on ODD pages in the file. This may require using a page or section break to insert a blank before the chapter start.
No matter how many times I tried to embed my fonts, your system rejects the document. The only way I could get my last book accepted was to convert my Microsoft Word Document to Microsoft XPS first, then export to PDF.
I like to work with mind maps or everything but when creating a table of contents in particular. I first brainstorm my nonfiction book topic this way, and then I organize the information into a table of contents. This provides me with a detailed table of contents.
Once your posts are in Scrivener, the program will search and find posts related to whatever topic you desire. Therefore, if you plan to book a blog (repurpose existing posts not published with the intention of writing a book), you can create a content plan for your book, and then you can search these existing posts for those that fit your needs.
For those nonfiction writers who want or need to know the length of each chapter or their whole project, this feature is indispensable! Most book contracts indicate a project length and most nonfiction books have chapters of similar length. You can stay on course with this feature.
Blending writing with her tech background and love of teaching, Gwen has also helped thousands of writers all over the world find the joy in Scrivener through her popular online courses, in-person workshops, and books like Scrivener For Dummies.
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It's exactly what it sounds like: you can seamlessly access any project documents that you refer to frequently. But what makes it especially useful is that clicking on a bookmarked document will open it side-by-side with your current document, allowing you to reference or edit it without having to switch back and forth between texts.
Features include a corkboard, the ability to rearrange files by dragging-and-dropping virtual index cards on the corkboard, an outliner, a split screen mode that enables users to edit several documents at once, a full-screen mode, the ability to export text into multiple document formats (including popular e-book formats like EPUB and Mobipocket for Kindle, and markup languages such as Fountain, HTML, and MultiMarkdown), the ability to assign multiple keywords (and other metadata) to parts of a text and to sort the parts by keyword (such as characters, locations, themes, narrative lines, etc.), hyperlinks between parts of a text, and "snapshots" (the ability to save a copy of a particular document prior to any drastic changes).
As the business grows, the narrator advertises for the position of another scrivener- Bartleby: more forlorn and calmer than his other staff. In the initial period of his employment, Bartleby seems very meticulous producing high-quality work in high volumes, never taking lunch breaks and continues to remain reticent and oblivious to the banter or the tantrums of his other colleagues.
David: I am not naturally an organized person. My brain can jump from the end of the book to the beginning to the middle in a nanosecond. For me, the best part of Scrivener is being able to pull all my research, thoughts, ideas, and notes directly into the Scrivener project. I love being able to build the book in a very flexible, creative way.
The Scrivener Complier formats books for print or digital distribution. Instead of creating a digital version of the book and then a completely different version for print, Scrivener can produce multiple formats from your original manuscript. You could create a manuscript that you would send to an agent, a publishing house, or upload to KDP.
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine. It tells the story of Bartleby, a man hired to work in a law firm as a scrivener. As time goes on, Bartleby becomes stranger and stranger, refusing to do any work and taking up residence in the offices.
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Thanks for replying, as usual Joanna! Good to know about downloading right from scrivener, this is so exciting. Now for POD that confuses me. So 2 questions on that, are you saying to buy the templates and then I would compile my book from scrivener to the templates? Then enter these templates to eg: createspace? 2) How does the procedure of professional formatting work? I really appreciate your help!
I have my book pretty much formatted except for page numbers and I am having problems with trying to compile etc. I think it is because my Mac airbook is limited. I am looking for someone to hire to do the last steps to up load to creativespace.
Microsoft Word is the default word processor, but that doesn't mean it's the only option. And especially when you're writing something as complicated as book, you might want a piece of writing software geared specifically toward writing a book. 2b1af7f3a8